Kampala Minister Beti Olive Namisango Kamya has warned Lord Mayor Elias Lukwago to desist from causing panic following the surprise resignation of Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Executive Director Jennifer Musisi Ssemakula.
Speaking to the press, Kamya informed the public that KCCA will continue to operate normally ahead of Musisi’s last day in office December 9.
A tough talking Kamya said that KCCA does not operate on the whims of personalities but follows the 2010 Act by which it was constituted.
She said that was reluctant to issue a statement on Musisi’s resignation but had been forced by the atmosphere of panic among KCCA staff over the ED’s impending departure and Lukwago’s statements on the same.
Lukwago, who has been at logger heads with Musisi during her seven years as KCCA ED, openly celebrated when news of her resignation filtered through. Lukwago said Musisi’s resignation is an event he had been praying for a long time and he was grateful God had granted him life to see the day.
Lukwago characterised Musisi’s leadership of KCCA as wasteful, corrupt and indifferent to the law it was supposed to follow. Lukwago accused Musisi of trying to usurp his powers as Lord Mayor of Kampala.
In her remarks, Kamya however commended Musisi for successfully setting up Kampala Capital City Authority in 2011 after the disbandment of KCC.
She went ahead to note that Musisi’s efforts had left behind a cleaner, better managed Kampala. She wished the outgoing ED, with whom she has clashed on several occasions since her own 2016 appointment, success in her future endeavours.